Series: The Little Duck Pond Cafe #21
on 11th April 2022
Also by this author: Summer at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, Christmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, Snowed in at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Cornish Summer Holiday, Lucy's Great Escape , Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake at the Little Duck Pond Cafe, A Kiss in the Snow, A Brambleberry Manor Christmas, Sweet Pasteries and Sourdough, A Summer of Surprises, The Wedding Cake Wish , Snow Falls over Sunnybrook, The Christmas Surprise, Chocolate Cake for Breakfast, Sun, Sea & Strawberry Shortcake
Mackenzie Morris, newest recruit at the Little Duck Pond Café, is the perfect addition to the team. But beneath her smiles, Kenzie is hiding a dark secret. It’s the reason she fled to Sunnybrook, desperate for a fresh start that would help to lay the ghosts that haunt her.
The challenge of turning her hobby into a business is a welcome distraction, and to her relief, she finds that her range of quirky pottery mugs and vases appear to be in demand. Alone and scared when she arrived, she’s slowly making friends and starting to feel as if she belongs. Meeting a lovely guy called Aidan seems to confirm this and it looks as if love might be on the horizon.
But then Kenzie makes a devastating discovery that threatens to crush her new-found happiness. Aidan is the one person she yearns to confide in. He’s also the one person who can never know the truth . . .
I am starting this review by saying I am broken! From about 40% of the book, I literally just sat and cried. This has to be the most emotional and heart-hurting book in the series. I am not kidding when I say how much my heart hurt. I was sobbing in this book. Just broken and I have no words I can verbalise right now. (Writing is different)
What a story for Rosie to write too! God, I don’t want to be in her shoes, I wouldn’t get any writing done. Kenzie is a welcome addition to this family and I want to keep her safe.
Seriously man-sized tissues are needed for this one! It was heartbreaking but at the same time heartwarming, I know I know, how can it be. But this wouldn’t be a Rosie book without hope. And man I was hoping a LOT throughout this book. Jeez! I’m still crying!!
I never saw the twists coming and when I did I felt the pain and loss that Kenzie felt. I felt like I got hit by a bus, and all my emotions took over. It seems crazy to be so affected by a book, but seriously I was.
I really don’t know what more to say! This is my favourite series to escape in and when I say I read these in one sitting, I really do. I always fall foul with most books of just one more chapter, but in Rosies books, I don’t see the chapters. I am hooked on her writing and the story she is weaving in front of me.
Just magical each and every time.
Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author for a copy of her book in return for an honest and unbiased review
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